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Rick Matle

Rick Matle

Jazz / rock / experimental Detroit, MI  US
Sleigh Ride
Sleigh Ride
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Beneath the Veil
Beneath the Veil
New Day Dream
New Day Dream
Tarug Magal featuring Dennis Sheridan
Tarug Magal featuring Dennis Sheridan


Rick Matle Trio "Jimi Jam" featuring Chris Codish and Skeeto Valdez



  • Live with Tribe feat. Phil Ranelin, Wendell Harrison and Marcus Belgrave


Sounds Like: Pat Metheny, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Wes Montgomery

Bio: Influenced in his formative years by classic rockers Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Pete Townshend and Santana. Jazz guitar greats Grant Green, Kenny Burrell and Pat Metheny would be an influence later as Rick studied jazz and composing at Oakland University, graduating in 1986. Rick performs live ...See Full Bio



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“RICK MATLE AND SHEILA LANDIS Fine & Mellow (Shelan) How simple! How eloquent! How nice! Indeed, the warm combination of Sheila Landis' supple voice and Rick Matle's caressing guitar is a natural. Based in Detroit, the duo casts an inviting spell in which standards transcend to the status of haiku, where an evergreen like "Ain't Misbehavin'" is transformed into a glossy yet telling encapsulation of life's great verities. "Summertime," "Corcovado" and "Willow Weep for Me" are similarity transmuted. Though they jokingly refer to themselves as the Motor City's answer to Tuck and Patti, it's an apt comparison. The duets of Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass provide yet another touchstone. Along with standards, the duo's sophisticated treatment of bluesy fare such as Billie Holiday's "Fine & Mellow" is also notable. Throughout, one can't help but be impressed by their easy rapport, intuitive phrasings and hip harmonies. And when Landis scats, well, the spirit of Ella lives!”

— Chuck Berg, JazzTimes

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